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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2019, 10:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By KOH2

Re: Furnished rentals

We arrived Labour weekend so slightly later than you're planning;)
Jun 25th 2019, 10:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By KOH2

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

Same case here - hubby wrote and explained + we managed to find a couple of photos where we were all together.

You just have to remember - the history doesn't matter - they're only concerned with...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2019, 10:18 am
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By KOH2

Re: Furnished rentals

We stayed in a motel upon arrival (they gave us a discounted weekly rate) and found our new home within 2.5 weeks and moved in 6 weeks later. Our 40 ft container took exactly 3 months as it got...
Jun 25th 2019, 9:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By KOH2

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

12 years together, kids, marriage certificate don't seem to matter.

In our case we had to prove that we had been in a loving and stable relationship over the past 12 months. After 14 years of...
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2019, 1:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,840
Posted By KOH2

Re: That time

Well, that's certainly a big help and hopefully she'll settle in quick enough.

Don't beat yourself up MrsF - you did what you thought was best at the time.
I know what you mean about associating...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2019, 6:39 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,385
Posted By KOH2

Re: Missing home

I'm glad you're settling in. It can certainly take some time getting used to the Kiwi scale of things. We also came from the south-east and settled in Wanganui - it took me 9 months to adapt to the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 9th 2019, 10:55 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By KOH2

Re: Anyone in Whanganui fancy a meet up??

Andrew.Family - have pm'd you:)
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2018, 7:04 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By KOH2

How much time to shift stuff?

We moved to NZ in Oct 2016 and our container arrived in Dec 2016 (after major upheaval due to the Kaikoura earthquake). Anyways, we still have a garage full of 'stuff' in the UK and are looking at...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 22nd 2018, 1:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By KOH2

Re: Relocating to NZ - have I missed anything?

Good luck with that. We had our house on the market at the time of the Brexit referendum & it took us 4 weeks to get an offer (Brighton) and then the approx. 8-9 weeks to complete (luckily our buyer...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 21st 2018, 12:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By KOH2

Re: Relocating to NZ - have I missed anything?

As a partner of a NZ citizen you should apply for a Partner Resident visa which gives you the right to work/live/study in NZ. We came over from the UK 20 months ago and I was granted the Permanent...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 22nd 2018, 12:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to Wanganui

Andrew.Family - have PM'd you
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2018, 11:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to Wanganui

Not Gemma, but we've been here 18 months. What would you like to know?
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 17th 2018, 10:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By KOH2

Re: Childcare issues may prevent a move

Hi Steffy84, if you don't mind me asking - how do you manage atm in the UK with childcare? Unfortunately, having young children does mean you're responsible for their care and yes, it restricts your...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 31st 2018, 3:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By KOH2

Re: So hard!

Sending you a hug.

Our 14 y.o. is already planning his return to 'civilisation' (i.e. UK) once he turns 18. Enjoy them while they're young...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2018, 3:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By KOH2

Re: Repatriated Kiwi

Wow !!! A whole year to reconnect with your culture/country - that is so cool !!!



You're welcome:) Don't feel bad about struggling with the realities of NZ. I'd have problems if I were to go...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2018, 8:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By KOH2

Re: Repatriated Kiwi

Hi kiwigirlinalain, I totally empathise - I'm not a Kiwi but married to one. We moved from the UK to Wanganui 16 months ago and I went into complete culture shock (totally over it now & loving it...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2018, 10:26 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to wellington

Well, that's exactly what I got quoted $10,000 for - one heat pump distributing the heat through vents in the roof to the bedrooms.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2018, 11:13 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to wellington

Thank you MrsFychan. Maybe I wanted too much in one go;) Put like that it does look more affordable + there's not the hassle of lugging all the wood inside and all that's involved with lighting the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2018, 11:03 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to wellington

Well, good for you Justcol. Obviously you've got no family back in Europe or no need to visit them. Each to their own. I'd like my kids to see their grandparents whilst they're still alive and also...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2018, 9:39 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to wellington

Yes, but I wanted to replicate the European standards (or what I grew up with in Poland) which is having the whole house warm and not just specific areas. That's why I had the quote for whole house....
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2018, 1:29 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to wellington

Not quite as we did have a quote just to put heat pumps in and that came well in excess of $10000. Didn't even enquire about wall insulation:( Let alone replacing the old wooden windows with double...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2018, 4:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By KOH2

Re: UK driving licence

Straight swap for me - no test needed.
If you've had your UK licence longer than 2 years should be the same for you.

Not every AA shop will do it for you though - you must apply at a specialist...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 5th 2018, 9:17 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to wellington

It is what you will make of it. When we first arrived in NZ I longed to be in Wellington or some other 'more civilised' place. Now the mere thought gives me shivers and I'm so happy in our little...
Mar 5th 2018, 8:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By KOH2

Re: Dual Citizenship

As usual legislation is not keeping up with life. With people moving about so much these days it's not uncommon to have parents from 2 different countries living in a third country, so when their...
Mar 5th 2018, 7:00 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By KOH2

Re: Dual Citizenship

Well, our kids are entitled to 3 passports by birth/descent and one of them is planning to still add another one to her collection:ohmy:
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